New Lake County judges named
Jacquelyn D. Melius of Libertyville and Stephen M. DeRue of Antioch will become the next associate judges of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit, Chief Judge Jay W. Ukena announced Thursday. Ukena was notified the Administrative Office of Illinois Courts that Melius and DeRue received the majority number of votes cast and are eligible for appointment to serve as associate judges in Lake County. They will fill vacancies created by the retirements of Associate Judge Brian P. Hughes and Associate Judge Nancy Schuster Waites. Melius is a partner at the firm of Dudley & Lake in Libertyville, where she is engaged in civil and tort practice. DeRue is the chief of the Domestic Violence Division with the Lake County state's attorney's office.